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Comment: Common misconception about class action suits (Score 5, Insightful) 114

by JoeyRox (#49114263) Attached to: Lenovo Hit With Lawsuit Over Superfish Adware
It's a common refrain to say that nobody benefits from class action suits except the lawyers. While that may be true for the class litigants themselves it is entirely untrue for the public at large. The purpose of large punitive rewards is to penalize corporate misbehavior and in turn incentivize good behavior. By that measure we all benefit from these suits.

Comment: Tesla will go supernova (Score 1) 257

by JoeyRox (#49060941) Attached to: Tesla Factory Racing To Retool For New Models
There will be a surge and resulting peak in demand for their expensive cars and then demand will fall off a cliff and the company will eventually disappear. Maybe then we'll finally stop seeing the endless supply of pump and dump stock articles that appear on /., esp positive-spin articles like this one that magically appear whenever there is negative news about the company.

Comment: Proof that there's too much money in the world (Score 4, Insightful) 148

by JoeyRox (#49020643) Attached to: Alleged Bitcoin Scam Leaves Millions Missing
From the aritcle:

"One investor said she spent HK$1.3 million in swap options for the virtual currency last September. She said salespersons had told her she would recoup her investment in four months and make around 200-300 percent profit in one year."

How does someone this stupid get hold of that much money?

Comment: Further details about month-to-month performance (Score -1, Flamebait) 271

by JoeyRox (#48983603) Attached to: Female-Run Companies Often do Better Than Male-Run Ones (Video)
The study also revealed that female-run companies experience a recurring dip in relative performance that happens once per month with a duration of approximately 3-5 days. Researchers are actively working on finding the source of this blip in the data.

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